SAIF Newsletter – 1 July 2014
ATMOSPHERIC EMISSIONS LICENCES ALL FOUNDRIES ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR AN ATMOSPHERIC EMISSIONS LICENCE (AEL).
FOUNDRIES THAT REQUIRE ASSISTANCE CAN CONTACT THE SAIF OFFICE BY EMAIL ON MBILJON@UJ.AC.ZA OR JDAVIES@UJ.AC.ZA.
|SAIF AGMThe 50th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of members of the South African Institute of Foundrymen, was held on Tuesday, 13th May 2014 at Reading Country Club, in Alberton. Forty-two SAIF Members attended the event.We have pleasure in introducing the new Council Members and wish them success in their term.
Sadly Mr Dias, former past president of the institute passed away on Friday 16 May 2014. He will be greatly missed.
|ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
To read more about the event visit the SAIF website.
NEW SAIF MEMBERS – 2014
|SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING COURSESThe popular Saturday morning training courses continue to be presented in Gauteng and the Western Cape. A course started in June 2014 in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Sand and Moulding Short Course is currently running at UJ, presented by Dr Didier Nyembwe. Forty six learners are registered for the course.There are also two classes of the Quality Control Short Course currently running at UJ. The first class was presented by Johan Prinsloo, with 38 learners registered for the course, and the second class, presented by Nigel Brain with 33 learners registered.Sand & Moulding Short Course commenced in KZN at the beginning of June, presented by Xolani Matebese at the Premier Hotel in Pinetown, with 13 learners registered for the course.
Upcoming Training in the Diploma Programme
|IN HOUSE ON DEMAND TRAININGSAIF will also assist in customised training courses tailored to your needs. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.|
|TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONSCopies of the past technical presentations can be obtained from the SAIF website or by contacting the SAIF office on firstname.lastname@example.org.Take a look at the list of Technical Presentations for 2014 here.
Take a look at the Technical Presentations on the SAIF website.
|METAL CHINA 2014The BRICS Union meeting and exhibition was attended by John Davies with much interest from many local and international suppliers as well as local Chinese foundries exhibiting castings.
Apprentices from the Gauteng Foundry Training Centre (GFTC) visited Guestro and Vaal University of Technology in June. The visit was arranged by SAIF to introduce these learners to the industry and foundry operations.
|Foundry LexiconThe well-known German foundry lexicon is now available in English. With over 1200 key words it provides an indispensible source of information of foundry terms and in addition contains pictures, drawings, graphs, tables, videos and links. Go to www.foundry-lexicon.com for free information on-line.|
|UPCOMING EVENTSAutomotive Week & Afrimold – 13 – 17 October 2014 www.saaw.co.za
Two of Africa’s leading manufacturing trade shows: South African Automotive Week and AfriMold have announced a co-hosting agreement for 2014. In terms of the agreement both shows will be hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre, between October 13-17, this year, with the trade show taking place from 14 – 16 October 2014.SAIF Annual Golf Day
DATE: Thursday, 13 November 2013VENUE: Reading Country Club, Fore Street Alberante Alberton